IFPC Marine has provided exterior decking to public and private clients worldwide since its beginning in 1993. The initial contract for IFPC launched in Charleston, SC, to install nonskid surfaces on the USS O'Bannon (DD-987), the last of the Spruance-class destroyers in the U.S. Navy. IFPC expanded its services throughout the years, breaking into divisions, with IFPC Marine's exterior decking remaining the backbone of the company. We are proud to claim that our primary client, the U.S. government, has held an ongoing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) exterior decking contract with us for 20 years. We recognize critical missions, and our technicians often work 24x7 to meet extreme deadlines.
Exterior decking services include specialized containment/tenting, surface preparation, and nonskid removal and replacement. Safety is of utmost importance to IFPC Marine professionals, and we strive to ensure that our customers have first-rate decking surfaces. From clean-up to custom installations, we work with designers, contractors, and users to provide high-quality services and materials that are cost-effective.
Leading a new class of aircraft carrier, the Ford bears the label of a "supercarrier" and has quite a few design advantages for increased efficiency and better operations. Several sections of the flight deck have been altered from the layout of the Nimitz-class flight deck to improve aircraft handling, storage, and flow. Under contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries, IFPC Marine is preparing and installing the exterior decking on the ship's 235,000SF flight deck and 70,000SF hangar bay. Certified technicians are providing decking services, and surfaces range from flight decks to finer surfaces on the edges of the ship. Work also includes coating the surfaces of 150 portable ramps and marking the visual landing aids (VLAs).
IFPC Marine replaced the flight deck on this multipurpose amphibious assault ship under a contract with BAE Systems. Work included the nonskid surfaces of the wheel-stops and catwalks, as well as the areas meeting the eight (8) elevators that service the hangar bay and flight deck. Materials used needed to be able to sustain aircraft such as a variety of helicopters, Osprey VTOL tiltrotor aircraft, and Harrier II jets.